Tamarack (Larix laricina)
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Latin (scientific) name: Larix laricina
Common English name: Tamarack
Other names: Hackmatack, eastern larch, American larch, Alaska larch, juniper
French name: Mélèze laricin
Exists on cold, wet, poorly drained sites.
Found mixed with black spruce and eastern white-cedar.
The Tamarack is the official arboreal emblem of the Northwest Territories.
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A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.
For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.